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Religions, Volume 8, Issue 1 (January 2017)
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Cover Story What does it take for Buddhism to be glocal? And how many different shapes of glocalization can be [...] Read more. What does it take for Buddhism to be glocal? And how many different shapes of glocalization can be found in Japanese Buddhism? Under globalization, traditional and new forms of Japanese Buddhism are increasingly challenged by the unprecedented availability of ideas circulating worldwide, and prompted to undergo a global repositioning. By focusing on the issues of ecology and meditation, this article illustrates how such global ideas can be fully integrated or simply juxtaposed to preexisting Buddhist concepts and practices, and the extent to which their creative adaptation or glocalization can be associated with cultural chauvinism. Moreover, it shows that it is possible to approach the glocalization of Japanese Buddhism analytically and shed light on the factors that constrain the overall process.